Devonly Voices is a 60-strong choir based in Totnes, while The Singers Upstairs is a 35-strong choir based in Ashburton. Choir members come from all over South Devon including Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Ashburton and Totnes. The choirs are directed by Vicky Hadland and co-directed by Tao Hinton.
The emphasis is on having fun singing together in harmony. Our gatherings are informal and friendly and new members are always welcome. We even have a tea break! This gives us a chance to get to know each other even better.
Although many members have joined the choir from Vicky’s ‘Enjoy Your Voice’ classes, you don’t have to be an experienced singer to join in. All you need is the willingness to give it a try...
We learn by ear which means no written music although there are word sheets. We sing a wide variety of songs including rounds and harmonies from all around the world, contemporary, pop, gospel and doowap. Many of the arrangements are by Vicky and Tao.
We perform regular gigs and concerts, many for charity and to support the community. Devonly Voices raises over £1500 each year through its annual Concerts and Cabaret Evenings in support of WaterAid, ShelterBox, Rowcroft Hospice and other local charities.
We meet every Thursday evening in term times (please check for dates) from 7-9pm at The Totnes Natural Health Centre on The Plains, Totnes. Session costs £7.
New Members Always Welcome!
End of Summer Term: Thursday July 23rd
Autumn Term starts: Thursday September 3rd
Half-term break: Thursday October 29th
The Singers Upstairs
End of Summer Term: Wednesday July 22nd
Autumn Term starts: Wednesday September 2nd
Half-term break: Wednesday October 28th
Harbour House Singers
End of Summer Term: Tuesday July 14th
Autumn Term starts: Tuesday September 8th
Linking Voices Linking Voices now finished for the Summer Term.
Begins again: Monday September 28th
Residential Singing Weekends in Cornwall 2015
Spaces still available: June 5th-7th, June 12th-14th, September 18th-20th.
2 places left in the September weekend, at £175 for all singing/accommodation/food.
See Workshops page for details.
Pretty Noisy Workshop The Fab Four Strike Again!
Another fun workshop with a teacher for each part,
singing some classic Beatles songs in fabulous harmony. Saturday October 17th, 2pm-4.45pm, St. Clements Church Hall, Dartmouth
Saturday October 24th, 10am-12.45pm, Royal Seven Stars Hotel, Totnes
Devonly Voices 10-Year Cabaret
Our March cabaret evening celebrating a decade of Devonly Voices raised
a glorious total of £1278 for Devon Air Ambulance.
This follows our 2014 Winter Concert which raised a record £1,800 for the Rowcroft Hospice.